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Nearly 38 cms high., black-colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the
It is outside the Vaishali town.
This temple has a very ancient, impressive and glorious history. It is
interwoven with Bhagawan Mahavir Swami. This is the place of the three
Kalyanakas (events beneficent the world) - chyavan, birth of diksa of
Mahavir, according to the Digambar belief. Once in the past, the city of
Vaishali was very prosperous. The Lichchhvi dynasty was chiefly in power.
They were believed to be Kshtriyas of the Jnatruvamsha. They had faith in
Bhagawan Mahavir. History says that the King of the Magadhas was fully
defeated by the King of Vaishali. The son of shrenik caused a split in the
Vaishali Sangha invaded it and killed chetak, the King of Vaishali. The
glory of the city of Vaishali came to en end. It was nearly 2000 years
old. The Govt. of Bihar established the Prakrit Jainological and Ahinsa
Research Sansthan. In the whole of India, this institute, the only one of
its type, has a distinct place. It tells the glorious story of the city of
At present, there is a Digambar temple besides this.
Works of art and Sculpture:
This city of Vaishali, which has seen many ups and downs, is full of many
ancient ruins which are really handsome. The idol of God has a distinct
artistry. Here is a museum of the archeological department of the Govt. of
India. The ancient idols and ruins are well preserved. The famous Ashok
pillar is also here.
railway station of Mujafpur - Hajipur is at a distance of 35 kilometers
from the temple. Bus service and private vehicles are available. The
Tourism Information center of the department of tourism of the Govt. of
India is here. Pilgrims can put up there. Boarding and lodging provisions are
Kundapur Tirth Kshetra Committee, Vaishali - 844128, Dist : Vaishali,
State - Bihar, India.